At the time, a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic raged in the Inter Milan jersey. The Swede visibly marked the attacker, who was full of praise for him during a live Instagram organized by Fabio Cannavaro.
“HE COULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF A MATCH WHENEVER HE WANTED” – Mario Balotelli
“I was 16 years old when I joined the first team of Inter, recalled the Italian (Balotelli). There were many champions, and I was sitting in front of him (Zlatan Ibrahimovic) in the locker room. One day, I stopped to look at him and he says to me: ‘do you think you are playing here? Train today and don’t play anymore’. And each time on the field he kept saying to me: ‘you are too poor, leave quiet football and study, ” he continues. And then finally he said to Mino Raiola,”there is one stronger than me, take it”, speaking of me.”
Before concluding: “He changed the course of a match when he wanted to. It was impressive, I always looked at him as a god.” says Mario Balotelli.